Trendspotting: Reader's Spending On Books.
My first thought is to put spending in perspective. We all have discretionary income. Where do you get the most value?
For example, if I go out to dinner I'm likely to spend more than the cost of a hardcover book. In a few hours the experience is over although it was enjoyable.
If I buy a hardcover book, however, it's going to last longer than a meal. And in the end I have something tangible to hang on to.
Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Pittsburgh ships free on purchases $10 or more. I also like Barnes and Noble that offers complimentary priority shipping to Hawaii, with no minimum purchase, for their members. It makes buying too easy at times.
My spending habit on books, however, is still under some control. I use my library often and maybe purchase a new hardcover once a month.
What's your spending habit on books and have you noticed a change?
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